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it is supported by others tried to get chris christie to run so you also say he is disdainful of mitt romney so how do you square saying he wanted to elect the next president with what actually he was able to do? >> guest: i think that gets to one of the things that makes roger ailes a fascinating character is he has these competing interests. he is a man in a certain way who is at war with himself because he is both the tv man and the party man and those two things can be in conflict with each other and what eyes find so fascinating is what my book shows in the year 2012 in this campaign we saw the limits of roger ailes ability to shape the political landscape through the medium of television and through much of his career television was the all-powerful tool. it propelled the candidates and shaped the way the public received candidates but what happened in 2012 was "fox news" became so powerful that shape the brand of the republican party that ultimately eroded his efforts to get a republican into the white house because the brand, the image that fox presented to the american public while it
that chris christie was the front runner for the republican nomination before the whole bridge thing. now, don't get me wrong, do i think that the you think of a football field and the right end of the football field, do i think that it's smart for republicans to nominate somebody that's on sort of the 35-yard line, someone that can, you know, win among conservatives but also go into the middle? absolutely. but the thing is, the heart and soul of republican nomination, presidential nomination process is in the base. and think about some of the people that republicans seriously considered nominating before they finally settled on number, the guy with all -- setd on mitt romney. michelle back match, herman cain, rick santorum, rick perry, newt gingrich. [laughter] actually, we're going the play a game, okay? who'd i start -- michele bachmann, herman cain, rick santorum, rick perry, newt gingrich, chris christie. now, a lot of you have kids. remember the sesame street song -- ♪ one of these things is not like the other? [laughter] it's really, really hard to sort of look at all these peopl
they are going to cover that night and he was frustrated chris christie had given obama a photo op on the beach after hurricane sandy and othe analysts said that the pols don't show that hurt and they said they couldn't help so everyone in that room as one of my subjects told me they didn't believe the polls. they felt that the polling was skewed and romney had a chance so it was this idea that they don't trust the data. that is the mindset a lot of people have going into election night. fast forward and rove who is a insider was fighting with megan kelly saying we are not going to call it. this is the denial that took place on fox. you have the talking heads proclaiming the landslide and he predicted the winner -- >> host: >> guest: i think the reason that resignation is it showed the world that on fox news it really was a self contained universe of people on fox thought romney was going to win. even the data except for the rasmussen poll showed romney facing an uphill battle into some megan kelly which i think is a testament to listen we are going to challenge you on this and it made for an a
on the republican side. >> no one is inevitable. everyone is bunch of. depends if chris christie can recover from bridgegate. >> dwight yoakam. >> no question it depends on what comes out but the candidates the republicans will nominate will be a fusion candidate. we need to think george w. bush in 2000 rather than john mccain in 2008 or mitt romney in 2012. it will be someone who can appeal to the business coalition, the tea party conservatives, to the social conservatives and to the libertarians and the internationals, someone acceptable to all factions. >> who are you going to -- >> ready for hillary but if she doesn't run, i am ready to put a woman in the white house. >> who are you anticipating the republican side? >> they are looking behind. i believe this is going to be a race rick santorum will try to win. >> we are just keeping up politics, the best we can do. thanks to the panel and all of you. thank you. ♪ ♪ >> one of the most important aspects of politics is the hundreds of lobbying meetings we had with members of congress. before you head to your lobbying office check your person
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